placenta pills

Eating placenta pills is becoming increasingly popular among new mums from all over the world.

People who support the practice of eating placenta highlight that it has countless benefits for the mother, as it can help reduce her after-birth pains, boost her energy and level off her hormones, which could decrease the chances of having baby blues and postpartum depression. Though these advantages haven't been scientifically validated and there's a lot of controversy regarding this issue, having placenta capsules has become a trend, especially in Hollywood, where many celebrities stand for it after going through positive experiences. 

In the following lines, you'll get to read about some celebs who have turned into 'placenta eaters thanks to the technique of placenta encapsulation, as well as their opinions about this fact.

Placenta pills: Kourtney and Kim Kardashian 

The eldest daughter of the Kardashian 'clan' is a big fan of placenta pills, as she showed when her third baby, Reign, was born in 2014. The model and American television personality then posted a picture of the placenta pills that she ate on Instagram, with the following message:

“Yummy...PLACENTA pills! No joke...I will be sad when my placenta pills run out. They are life changing! #benefits #lookitup”. 

Following in her big sister's footsteps, Kim Kardashian also tried placenta capsules after giving birth to her son Saint West:

“I had great results and felt so energized and didn't have any signs of depression! I definitely had to do it again. Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really healthy and good. I totally recommend it for anyone considering it”, she claimed.


Placenta pills: January Jones

The actress, best known for her role in the TV series Mad Men, has stood out as one of the fervent supporters of eating placenta pills. Jones hired a doula to follow an approved diet of placenta in capsules form, along with vitamins and teas, after welcoming her son Xander into life. She was proud of her choice, as she says that ingesting her own placenta helped her beat the baby blues.

I should never have told anyone about that. But it’s not gross or witchcrafty. Nor am I putting it in a shake or eating it raw. It’s a very civilised thing that can help women with depression or fatigue. I was never depressed or sad or down after the baby was born, so I’d highly suggest it to any pregnant woman”, she admitted.


Placenta pills: Mayim Bialik

We've seen her play the nerdy Amy Farrah Fowler character in the popular tv show The Big Bang Theory, but when it comes to be a mum, she's full of surprises. Not only did she have a natural birth and nursed her son until he was three years old, but she also ate her own placenta, which she defended with the following words: 

Human beings are the only mammals that have chosen not to routinely ingest their placenta, which is consumed by every other mammal for its protein and iron-rich properties that are critical in helping the mother's body recuperate after giving birth. End of story”.


Placenta pills: Alicia Silverstone 

The American actress and activist, who we can still picture as Batgirl in the film Batman & Robin, thoroughly enjoyed having placenta pills when she gave birth to her only child, Bear. This is what she said about it:

“I got to the point that my husband said, 'Did you have your happy pills today?'. I was really sad when they were gone. It really helped me”.


Placenta pills: Tia and Tamera Mowry

The identical twins, stars in American reality shows like Sister, Sister or Tia & Tamera showed their eating-placenta experience on television. Tamera let Tia try a cocktail made of brandy and her placenta. Though Tia was kind of reluctant in the beginning, she ended up liking it:

“It's kind of good. I was really, really surprised that it tasted pretty good mixed with a little bit of alcohol.”


They aren't the only celebrities who've gone for placenta pills. On this list, we could also include Jennifer Lopez, Holly Madison, Gaby Hoffman, Kailyn Lowri and Kim Zolciak, who were all pleased by the effects of such a curious way of using their own placenta. And what about you? Can you picture yourself doing it?